Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel Sells 73% of His Remaining Stake in Facebook

Billionaire Peter Thiel, an early investor in Facebook Inc., sold 73 percent of his stake in the social-media company this week.<p>Thiel, a member of …

Business

Billionaire Facebook board member Peter Thiel has sold most of his remaining stake in Facebook

• <b>Peter Thiel has sold most of his Facebook shares.</b>• <b><br>The shares were sold as part of a pre-determined trading plan designed to protect company insiders from insider trading accusations.</b><p>Billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel, Facebook's first institutional investor, has sold three-quarters of his …

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Peter Thiel may look to buy Gawker.com: BuzzFeed

(Reuters) - Venture capitalist Peter Thiel may be looking to buy online news site Gawker.com, BuzzFeed said on Wednesday.<p>Thiel's lawyers have objected to the currently ongoing sale process of Gawker.com, saying that he has been prohibited unreasonably from bidding for the website's assets, the …

Journalism

Lawyers for Peter Thiel file a motion to block efforts that have prevented him from bidding on Gawker.com assets during bankruptcy proceeding

11 books recommended by Australian startup founders

Peter Thiel signing copies of his book ‘Zero to One’. Photo: Hiroyuki Ito/Getty Images<p>Starting your own business can be difficult, so it’s important …

Success

Thiel sells bulk of remaining holdings in Facebook

• Billionaire Peter Thiel, Facebook's (NASDAQ:FB) first major investor, sold most of the rest of his stake in the company -- three-quarters of what he …

Stock Markets

The quest for eternal life: right or wrong?

August 2017 | 6 min read<p>Presented by<p>Silicon Valley is on a quest to transform us into super-humans. To optimise our performance and abilities, its …

Singularity

How the billionaire founder of LinkedIn turned his dream of being a 'public intellectual' into a life as one of Silicon Valley's most prominent investors

• <b>Reid Hoffman is the billionaire cofounder of LinkedIn and an influential tech investor.</b>• <b><br>He has a masters in philosophy from Oxford and considers it useful to his approach to business.</b>• <b><br>His role as a prominent speaker and writer on entrepreneurship and careers is the result of a childhood ambition to</b> …

Silicon Valley

Peter Thiel Wants to Be Included in Gawker.com Bidding

Peter Thiel’s lawyers filed a court motion on Wednesday arguing that the billionaire entrepreneur should be included in the bidding process for the …

Journalism

Peter Thiel, Who Helped Drive Gawker Out of Business, is Now Trying to Buy it

<b>Peter Thiel</b> broke it. Now, he wants to buy it.<p>According to Buzzfeed, Thiel — the Silicon Valley billionaire who bankrolled Hulk Hogan’s …

Silicon Valley

Peter Thiel just sold more Facebook shares, but his big mistake was dumping them in 2012

Peter Thiel sold the majority of his remaining Facebook shares this week, serving as a reminder of how much money he left on the table in a prior …

Donald Trump

Mark Halperin and imitators portrayed Washington as an incomprehensible game driven by micro-scoops and access to insiders, rather than a city for all Americans

2:50 PM ET, November 22, 2017<p><b>CBS investigation: three of the network's employees say Charlie Rose sexually harassed them, in incidents which happened</b> …

Mark Halperin

BHP, Rio could bolster opening bid for ASX

by Timothy Moore<p>Solid overseas gains for BHP and Rio Tinto could help Australian shares open a positive note even though ASX futures edged higher. …

Economy

I am Tim Ferriss, host of “The Tim Ferriss Show” and author of “Tribe of Mentors.” AMA!

Hey reddit, Tim Ferriss here.<p>I’m best known for my books including “The 4-Hour Workweek”, “The 4-Hour Body”, “The 4-Hour Chef”, “Tools of Titans”, …

Self-improvement

World’s youngest self-made billionaire doesn’t know how much he’s worth

He’s the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, raking in millions from a company you’ve probably never heard of.<p>But don’t expect to see Stripe …

Lifestyle

Tech billionaires sank $170 million into a new kind of school — now classrooms are shrinking and some parents say their kids are 'guinea pigs'

• <b>A new kind of school crafted by the minds and wallets of Silicon Valley influencers is struggling to keep parents happy and students in seats.</b>• <b><br>AltSchool shuttered more than half of the schools it's opened since 2013.</b>• <b><br>Parents of former and current students at AltSchool told Business Insider the</b> …

Technology

World's first floating village to breathe new life into old dream

Innovation<p>by Tom Metcalfe /<p>Image: Tahiti Floating VillageCourtesy Blue Frontiers /<p>Cities at sea, afloat on the waves, have long been a cherished dream for forward-thinking architects and science fiction writers. Now the world’s first fully floating community is set to take shape in the turquoise …

World News

Controversial billionaire Peter Thiel might be looking to buy Gawker.com — the news site he helped Hulk Hogan take down

Alex Wong/Getty Images<p><b>BuzzFeed reports that lawyers for influential billionaire Peter Thiel are objecting to him being left out of the sale process for Gawker.com, indicating possible interest from Thiel to bid on the domain and its archive of articles.</b>• <b><br>Peter Thiel financed wrestler Hulk Hogan's</b> …

Journalism

10x Thinking

In today’s world, you must meaningfully differentiate yourself from your competition by taking yourself to the next level — pushing yourself 10x more …

Eric Kim

Report: Herpes Researcher Secretly Experimented On People In Hotels

The researcher behind an offshore herpes vaccine trial widely viewed as unethical first secretly experimented on patients in US hotel rooms, …

Technology (Australia)

Gamifying the Ocean

Nov 16, 2017<p>16 Min read time<p>Silicon Valley has turned the problem of marine plastic waste into yet another avenue for “disruption.” But why should …

Recycling

Meet John, the university dropout and world's youngest self-made billionaire - but you'd never think it

Twenty-seven-thousand-pounds for a degree, stagnant wages and the thought of living at home until you hit 35 - that's the reality for millions of …

The Important Lesson Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Other Leaders Have Learned About Personal Branding

Companies and people have more in common than you'd think.<p>While running for President of the United States in 2012, Mitt Romney famously said: "Corporations are people, my friends." Actually, the converse is true as well: people, in a sense, are corporations. Until recently, we thought that only …

Personal Branding

Bitcoin is more powerful than physical money: Overstock CEO

Bitcoin soared to a record on Sunday, touching $8,100 briefly for the first time according to CoinDesk. While investors worry over the cryptocurrency being in a bubble, Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne explained why he’s optimistic, during an appearance on FOX Business’ “Mornings with Maria.”<p>“You …

Cryptocurrency

Flying Cars, Bike Share, and Space Tourism: How You’ll Be Traveling in 2018

<i>The article is part of the Fortune 2018 Crystal Ball, a series of predictions for the year ahead. Find the whole list here.</i><p>Next year will see …

Katy Perry

Y Combinator Cut Ties With Peter Thiel

It's not clear why the two parties decided to part ways.<p><b>Peter Thiel, an influential investor who drew ire from many in the tech community due to his fervent support for President Donald Trump, has left his role at Y Combinator.</b>• <b><br>Thiel joined the startup accelerator in 2015 as an advisor in its</b> …

Startups

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here's the technology news you need to know to start off the week.<p><b>1. Startup incubator Y Combinator quietly stopped working with billionaire VC Peter Thiel just a year after defending its partnership.</b> Thiel joined the startup accelerator in 2015 as an advisor in its "part-time …

Jeffrey Tambor

NAFTA digital trade tweaks

<i>With help from Ashley Gold and Steven Overly</i><p><b>DIGITAL TRADE TWEAKS</b> <b>—</b> The U.S. Trade Representative’s office, as NAFTA negotiations continue this week, has added a few tweaks to its digital trade section in the latest iteration of objectives for the deal. The fifth round of negotiations is due to take …

U.S. Virgin Islands

The Morning After: Monday, November 20th 2017

Despite mentally willing it <i>not</i> to happen, Monday morning has arrived. Tesla's shrunk its Supercharger monuments into a pocket-sized battery pack, Minecraft isn't coming to the Switch this year and Google's occasionally brilliant Lens search joins the Assistant app on Pixel phones.<p>Unfortunately, …

Jeffrey Tambor

How a half-educated tech elite delivered us into evil

If our supersmart tech leaders knew a bit more about history or philosophy we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in now<p>One of the biggest puzzles about our current predicament with fake news and the weaponisation of social media is why the folks who built this technology are so taken aback by what has …

Opinion